Consent Forms:
All participants MUST fill out and submit a Waiver PRIOR to the start of any class at River Tree Arts. Download the consent form here.

COVID Protocols and Guidelines:
In order to ensure the safety of our faculty, students, and community River Tree Arts has implemented many new policies and procedures. Please read our complete COVID Protocols and Safety Guidelines here

COVID Protocols and Guidelines: Students/Families
We are committed to maintaining a safe, clean, and creative environment for our students.

  • Face Coverings: We require students and caregivers to wear cloth face coverings at all times when in the building.
  • Hand Hygiene: Students will be encouraged to practice good hand hygiene with frequent handwashing and
    hand sanitizing, especially when first entering the building.
  • Classes will start and end with staggered start and end times to avoid crowding in common areas.
  • We will encourage students and families to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
  • Parents will not be allowed to wait in the common areas of the building during their child’s classes. The building is not open to parents. Any business can be conducted at the Reception Desk only. There are no waiting areas inside the building.
  • We will use posters to serve as visual reminders of proper protocol on COVID19 risk factors and protective behaviors.
  • We will require that students who are sick remain at home until well.
  • Sick Policy: we will follow the CDC guidelines in regards to procedures for those diagnosed with, or being tested for COVID 19. See CDC Recommendations here.
  • Caregivers and students are encouraged to perform wellness checks before attending their in-person classes at River Tree Arts. CDC Wellness Checklist here
  • Students will not be permitted to participate in an in-person class at River Tree Arts if they were home sick from school that day.
  • Students will not be permitted to eat snacks in the building. Water breaks will be permitted during dance classes and classes over 2 hours in length.

COVID Protocols and Guidelines: Classes/Schedules

  • We will limit class sizes to allow for social distancing.
  • Masks will be worn by all students and parents entering and exiting the building.
  • Masks will be worn by teachers and students during classes when 6 ft social distancing is not possible.
  • We will stagger class start and end times to avoid crowding in common areas.
  • We will encourage students and families to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
  • Caregivers will not be allowed to wait in the common areas of the building during their child’s classes.
  • Teachers will sanitize materials, areas, and equipment used after each class.
  • We will ventilate workspaces with open windows and doors to the extent possible.
  • Our goal is to offer both virtual and in-person classes throughout the 2020/2021 school year as long as it is possible to safely do so.
  • ALL CLASSES will switch to a virtual platform (either ZOOM or asynchronous learning) in the event of a shutdown.
  • No refunds will be given in the event of a shutdown as classes will continue virtually

 

Registration Information:
Registration takes place prior to the beginning of each session. Students are not considered registered until payment has been made. Students registering mid-session will be charged for lessons or classes remaining in the month or session. River Tree Arts accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover by phone or checks by mail or in person.

  • Please register for group classes in art, music, theater, and dance online.
  • Registration is not complete until payment is made.
  • If you are unable to register online, please email info@rivertreearts.org for help

Withdrawal and Refunds:
You may withdraw from a course 14+ days prior to the first class and receive a 100% refund. You will receive a 50% refund if you withdraw within 2 weeks of class starting. If you withdraw within 1 week prior to the first class, no refund will be given. There are no refunds once a class begins. If River Tree Arts cancels a course, you will receive a 100% refund in the same form as the original payment was made or choose to be issued a credit towards a future class (credit must be used within one year of issue).

Cancellations:

– River Tree Arts reserves the right to cancel any camps or classes that do not have a minimum number of 4 students, depending on the course being offered. Students will be notified at least 72 hours in advance. If River Tree Arts cancels a course, you will receive a 100% refund in the same form as the original payment was made.

– River Tree Arts reserves the right to cancel courses, substitute instructors, change course times, and limit enrollment. Every attempt will be made to run after school classes in the event the primary instructor is not available: this includes substitute teachers and/or changing the class theme for the day.

Off site- Consent:

– During snack/lunch break or recreation time, students may have the option to spend supervised time outside. If you do not want your child to partake in these activities, kindly notify the front desk.

– Students will be escorted to the Lower Village Park located at 159 Port Road (off Route 35), Lower Village, Kennebunk , ME 04043 under the supervision of River Tree Arts staff at all times.

– We request that all students have waterproof sunscreen liberally applied before coming to camps or classes where students may be outside for all or part of the class, snack time or recess.

Allergies:

– Our student’s safety is one of our highest priorities. The Parent/Guardian is responsible for communicating allergen information to River Tree staff at the time of enrollment and registration, prior to the start of class.

– If your child has any food allergies, please provide River Tree with an emergency medical plan of action to follow in the event of an accident / emergency.

– Please make sure that any emergency contact information is up to date and accurate in our system.

River Tree Arts is a nut-free facility. Please refrain from sending in items that contain nuts with your child. Please read more about the full nut-free policy here.

– 911 Policy: In all cases and circumstances, River Tree Arts will call 911 and Staff/Faculty will abide by and follow all EMS/911 instructions during a medical emergency concerning your child. The Parent/Guardian will be notified by River Tree Arts Staff at the earliest opportunity.

Medical Conditions:

– We understand that some campers have medical conditions so please notify us at the time of registration to ensure we can provide everyone with a safe and fun experience.

– 911 Policy: In all cases and circumstances, River Tree Arts will call 911 and Staff/Faculty will abide by and follow all EMS/911 instructions during a medical emergency concerning your child. The Parent/Guardian will be notified by River Tree Arts Staff at the earliest opportunity.

Photos:

River Tree Arts staff takes pictures, slides, and videos of participants in the various activities for use in the marketing and promotion of our programs. Unless the front desk is notified in writing, by enrolling in a program, you grant permission to River Tree Arts to use the pictures, slides, and videos of you and/or your child(ren) for this stated purpose.

Feedback

River Tree Arts is continually working to provide the best possible services to the community. We encourage your suggestions and/or comments regarding your experience with us. Please call our office at (207) 967-9120 or e-mail us at info@rivertreearts.org with your feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you.


 

Return Check Policy:
River Tree Arts charges a fee of $25.00 on every returned check.

Information We Collect
When you donate, become a member or register for a course you are required to provide personal and contact information. This information is used to manage your account, complete business and contact you about your account and various services we offer.

The information we collect is compliant with U.S. regulatory guidelines and includes, but is not limited to your name, physical address, telephone number and email address. Additionally, we may record and retain your communications with us for quality control purposes as well as for assistance in resolving misunderstandings.